The Tamaqua Award Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winner

We would like to congratulate Cameron Walker of Santa Barbara, California, who has been named the winner of our inaugural Tamaqua Award for her beautiful collection of essays, Points of Light.   The Tamaqua Award is offered for a book-length collection of essays; the winning manuscript receives a $1,000 prize and publication with Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing.

We would also like to announce the semi-finalists, and finalists of the Tamaqua Award, and to thank everyone who submitted to the award; we are grateful for you sharing your work with us.   The next submission cycle for the Tamaqua Award opens on June 1.  The deadline for submission is October 31, 2019. For more information, please see our guidelines.

Semi-finalists

Benton, Lynette, Arlington, MA, My Bra is in My Hat

Brown, Cory, Trumansburg, NY, The Sick Rose

Cohen, Michael, Murray, KY, The God Damners and Other Essays

Cohen, Michael, Murray, KY, Plato’s Handbook and Other Essays

Converse, Maryah, Newark, NJ, Lessons from the Desert

Cooper, Garry, Oak Park, IL, The Anthropogenic Offramp

Devine, M., Plattsburgh, NY, Warhol’s Mother’s Pantry

Gaynell, Gavin, Alton, IL, Sojourn: Land of Lincoln California Girl

Heath, William, Frederick, MD, Trying to Say

Light, Frank, Issaquah, WA, Far and Wide

McCabe, Melanie, Falls Church, VA, In The Days Of Time Machines

McVey, Cynthia, Ulster Park, NY, Some Men and Me and a Field

Moss, Clementine, San Fransisco, CA, Bliss and Drumming

Oglesby, Scott, NYC, NY, All Over the Place

Paramo, Adriana, Kissimmee, FL, Milk, Oil, and a Night of Tequila

Petry, Darrell, Huntington Beach, CA, The Last Resort of an Addicted Poet

Presnell, Barbara, Lexington, NC, One Last Battle

Rogoff, Marianne, Kentfield, CA, Lucid Moments: Books as Viewfinders

Sanford, Christy, St. Augustine, FL, The Ostinato and The Furniture or Stiffen

Smith, Curtis, Hershey, PA, Teacher

Townsend, Alison, Stoughton, WI, Nature Girl

Vazquez, April, Leon,  Guanajuato, Mexico, Across Four Aprils

Walker, Cameron, Santa Barbara, CA, Points of Light

Zehringer, William, Bloomsburg, PA, Of This Time, of That Place

 

Finalists

Cohen, Michael, Murray, KY, The God Damners and Other Essays

Cohen, Michael, Murray, KY, Plato’s Handbook and Other Essays

Converse, Maryah, Newark, NJ, Lessons from the Desert

Cooper, Garry, Oak Park, IL, The Anthropogenic Offramp

Light, Frank, Issaquah, WA, Far and Wide

McCabe, Melanie, Falls Church, VA, In The Days Of Time Machines

Moss, Clementine, San Fransisco, CA, Bliss and Drumming

Presnell, Barbara, Lexington, NC, One Last Battle

Sanford, Christy, St. Augustine, FL, The Ostinato and The Furniture or Stiffen

Smith, Curtis, Hershey, PA, Teacher

Townsend, Alison, Stoughton, WI, Nature Girl

Walker, Cameron, Santa Barbara, CA, Points of Light

Winner

Walker, Cameron, Santa Barbara, CA, Points of Light

 

Congratulations to Cameron Walker and to all our semi-finalists and finalists.  Please be sure to follow our blog, since we’ll be posting a more complete profile of Cameron in the near future!

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